TO INFITY AND BEYOND: DEEP DIVES INTO PROCESS!
AUGUST 24TH, 2024
Welcome to a new school year of musical adventures! Explore poetry, songs, and stories as we journey through musical worlds for all ages - including upper grades and even middle/high school classrooms. Explore Orff processes and pedagogy beyond the basics. We will “sing with spirit and with energy,” “make a loud noise,” sing of the “Lai Lai Bird,” “take a trip on a rocket ship,” and celebrate music back here on earth as we make deep dives into key elements of Orff pedagogy. There is a galaxy of limitless possibilities to explore and a world of ideas to start your year…to infinity and beyond!
Rob Amchin is Professor Emeritus of Music Education from the University of Louisville (KY). He studied Orff Pedagogy at New England Conservatory of Music, Hofstra University, Memphis State, Hamline University, University of Michigan, and the Orff Institute (Salzburg). He has presented Orff-based workshops nationally and around the world for nearly 40 years, including presentations throughout the United States, China, Canada, Russia, Hong Kong, Poland, Austria, Israel, Finland, and Singapore, all focusing on Orff-based general music pedagogy and music and movement pedagogy. He is the author of books related to Orff Schulwerk and general music and is the Level I, II and III Pedagogy and Master Class teacher at many summer programs around the country. He was most recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the American Orff-Schulwerk Association in 2023.